The Portable Island: Cubans at Home in the World, co-edited with Ruth Behar, — contributed, one of two part introduction, “Our Memories, Ourselves,”  New Directions in Latino American Culture Series, Palgrave Macmillan, October 2008.

The Tears of Hispaniola: Haitian and Dominican Diaspora Memory. The New World Diaspora Series, University Press of Florida, Spring 2006.


Ruin Memory: Havana Beyond the Revolution,” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, vol. 39, Issue 1, March 2014, 38-55..

“Inclusion in Motion: Cultural Agency Through Dance in Bahia, Brazil,” Transforming Anthropology, volume 21, number 2, 2013, 153-168.

“Consuming Cubanas: ¿Quién diablos es Juliette?”  Cuban Studies, volume 42, 2011, 155-171.

“The Restavèk Condition: Jean Robert Cadet's Disclosure,” Journal of Haitian Studies, Spring 2005, volume 11, number 1, 27-44.

“Julia Alvarez: The Anxiety of Latina Representation” Meridians, 5.1, Fall 2004, 117-145.

Breath, Eyes, Memory: Rape, Memory, and Denunciation” Journal of Haitian Studies, Fall 2003,  volume 9, number 2, 111-125.

“Bodies, Brazil, and Dance: An Overview,” Speaking of Dance 2002-2003, University Musical Society, University of Michigan, 60-67.

“The Dynamics of Memory: Geography and Language in John Phillip Santos's and Ilan Stavans's Memoirs.” Michigan Quarterly Review, Summer 2002, 464-488.

“Gisèle Pineau: Writing the Dimensions of Migration.” World Literature Today Magazine, Summer/Autumn 2001, and World Literature Today Journal , Summer/Autumn 2001, 8-21.

Chapters in Books

“Latino Literatures of the 90s: Resisting Neoliberalism,” The Cambridge Companion to Latina/o Literature, (forthcoming, 2015)

“Looking for Memory: A Diaspora Child’s Relationship to Havana,” Un pueblo disperso: Dimensiones sociales y culturales de la diáspora cubana. Jorge Duany, editor. Valencia, España: Aduana Vieja, 2014, 521-545.

"Citizenship and Dance in Urban Brazil: Grupo Corpo, A Case Study,"  in Rhythms of the Atlantic World. Mamadou Diouf and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo, editors. University of Michigan Press, October  2010, 95-120.

“Cuba in My Heart: A Geo-emotional Condition,The Portable Island: Cubans at Home in the World. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2008, 215-229.

Creative Writing

“Glances From Behind the Sheets” and “Gracias Yemaya,” Caribbean Erotic: A Caribbean-wide anthology featuring the works of writers from the Anglophone, Hispanophone and Francophone Caribbean. Opal Palmer Adisa and Donna Weir Soley, editors. Peepal Tree Press, England, Fall 2010.

"Abuela: Ausente/Presente,” IV Anuario de la Revista Literaria Baquiana, Miami, Florida,October 2003.

"La vida es un baile,” Macomère, volume 5, 2002, 86-94.


"Interview with Cuban Poet, Nancy Morejón" (two-part interview co-authored with Ruth Behar), Michigan Quarterly Review: Bridges to Cuba, Summer, 1994.

Personal Essays

“Ruinas y reconstrucción,” Temas, Vista Higher Learning, Boston, 2013, 390-391.

“Abuelita Margot y abuelita Hilda: entre la tenacidad y el amor,” Abuelas hispanas: desde la memoria y el recuerdo. Ediciones Torremozas, Madrid, España, 2012, 133-144. 

“Coralie: An Emblematic Anti-Heroine,”Journal of Haitian Studies, Special Issue dedicated to Paulette Poujol-Oriol, Spring  2011, volume 17, Number 1, 27-31.


Encountering American Faultlines: Race, Class, and the Dominican Experience in Providence, by John Itzigsohn.  Contemporary Sociology, January 2011 (40:1).

"Personal Response to Citizenship: A Feminist Perspective,"  in Women's Studies Quarterly, Summer 2010.

"La máquina de la salsa: Tránsitos del sabor," in Latin American Literary Review, Issue Number 71, January-June 2008.

“Recontextualizing a Caribbean Legacy: Brenda Berrian's Awakening Spaces, Callaloo, Volume 25, Number 2, 2002, 701-705.

“Book Review of ¡Yo! by Julia Alvarez and Visa for a Dream by Patricia Pessar,” Caribbean Studies Newsletter (a publication of the Caribbean Studies Association), volume 26, number 2, April/May 1999.

Translations from Spanish into English

Co-Translator with Silvia Tandeciarz, South Atlantic Quartery, Postmodernism: Center and Periphery. (Durham: Duke University Press, Summer, 1993). “Memory and Innovation in the Theory of Art” by Nestor García-Canclini, “Figurations and Transfigurations of the Image” by Victor Bravo, “The Latin American Problematic of Theoretical-Cultural Transference: Postmodern Appropriations and Counterappropriations” by Nelly Richard, “The Furtive Avant-Gardes” by Ticio Escobar, “Critiques of Modernity: Avant-Garde, Counterculture, Revolution" by Luis Britto-Garcia, "The Marco Polo Syndrome: A Few Problems Surrounding Art and Eurocentrism" by Gerardo Mosquera.